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**** Death Of DRM Could Weaken iTunes, Boost iPod <http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/news/2008/01/rip_drm>
by David Kravets, Wired
While industry analysts said Apple probably will lose market share in digital downloads as the majors gravitate away from DRM, the resulting increase in online music sale outlets will likely create a larger market for the ubiquitous iPod and emerging iPhone.
**** Sure Bet For 2008: More Apple Lawsuits <http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=1145>
by David Morgenstern, ZDNet.com
Nothing appears to bring out the snarky comments and questionable legal actions than success in the technology markets.
**** A Little 'Intel' On Apple's Next Move <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2008/tc2008014_140372.htm>
by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek
When guessing what Apple will do in the coming year, it's particularly helpful to look at the roadmap of Intel. And from the looks of things, the chipmaker may help lead Apple into uncharted, possibly lucrative, territory starting in late 2008.
/Of course, Apple has never been loyal to any of its vendors and suppliers. And Apple entered iPod and iPhone businesses despite of Motorola, IBM, and Intel./
**** Downsides Of The Mac Switch <http://www.arcterex.net/blog/archives/2008/01/03/downsides_of_the_mac_switch.html>
by The Arcter Journal
**** Intuit Alienates Mac Users With QuickBooks Fiasco <http://db.tidbits.com/article/9378>
by Rich Mogull, TidBITS
Should Mac users support Intuit?
**** iTunes: Not A Monopoly <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ByteOfTheApple/blog/archives/2008/01/itunes_not_a_mo.html?campaign_id=rss_blog_byteoftheapple>
by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek
Yes, Virginia, Any Idiot Can File A Lawsuit! <http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13509_1-9840352-20.html>, by The Macalope, CNET News.com.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Erased <http://scobleizer.com/2008/01/04/erased/>
by Robert Scoble, Scobleizer
So, this is a company you want to trust your private details to?
**** Once Again, Competition Breeds Innovation <http://education.zdnet.com/?p=1464>
by Marc Wagner, ZDNet.com
**** Do We Need A Chief Simplication Officer? <http://blog.mikecoon.net/2008/01/04/do-we-need-a-chief-simplification-officer.aspx>
by Mike Coon, Mike On IT Stuff
**** Windows Home Server Remains A Tough Sell <http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9840363-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Ina Fried, CNET News.com
Microsoft has largely succeeded in getting a PC into the home, but its effort to put a server there will be an uphill battle.
**** We Need A Browser For TVs <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/03/we-need-a-browser-for-tvs/index.html?ex=1357102800&en=f5e710ef75539028&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Saul Hansell, New York Times
Televisions need to have an Ethernet jack on the back (or wireless connection) right next to the coax, HDMI, and all the other connections to sources of programming. And they need to be able to play any bit of video anywhere on the internet.
**** Dieting For Dollars <http://opinionjournal.com/taste/?id=110011081>
by Richard B. McKenzie, Wall Street Journal
An economist explains his weight-loss plan.
**** A User Manual To Seat 21C <http://jetlagged.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/03/a-users-manual-to-seat-21c/?ex=1357016400&en=1150f102f51b393f&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Wayne Curtis, New York Times
Congratulations on selecting seat 21C! This manual is intended to familiarize you with the many options available to you.
**** A Double Beefcake, Light On The Dressing <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/04/AR2008010401257.html>
by Robin Givhan, Washington Post
So does objectifying a man disminish him? And if it does, is that worth applauding because it means the playing field has been leveled a bit?
**** The Reading Cure <http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,2235352,00.html>
by Blake Morrison, Guardian
The idea that literature can make us emotionally and physically stronger goes back to Plato. But now book groups are proving that Shakespeare can be as beneficial as self-help guides.
**** Street Smarts In Bangkok <http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/travel/06bangkok.html>
by Joshua Kurlantzick, New York Times
Small places often prove to be the best eating spots in many cities. But for historical reasons Bangkok may boast the finest street food on earth.
**** The Last Dead <http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2008/winter/johnson-last-dead/>
by Drew Johnson, Virginia Quarterly Review
**** SMRT May Meet Taxi Operators' Association On Recent Fare Hikes <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/320861/1/.html>
by Channel NewsAsia
At least one taxi company has said it hopes to meet the Taxi Operators' Association by the end of this month to discuss the recent rise in taxi fares.
Some taxi drivers and most commuters have been unhappy with the higher cab fares, which were introduced last month.
/Wasn't the Taxi Operators' Asociation involved in the discussion with ComforDelgro initially? I wonder how much input does the TOA, especially that 35% surcharge that many people will not know how to calculate even with a calculator./
**** Mean$ Testing Or Mean Testing <http://www.p65.sg/2008/01/05/mean-testing-or-mean-testing/>
by Lam Pin Min, P65
The basic tenet of healthcare accessibility and sustainability is that universal access to healthcare cannot be achieved without subsidisation and compulsion. What this mean is that we have to subsidise those who cannot pay and compel those who can. We can only compel those who can afford to actually pay for the health services they consume if a means test is available.
**** Hi-Tech New Terminal For Changi Airport <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/main.jhtml?xml=/travel/2008/01/05/et-changi-news-105.xml>
by Adrian Bridge, Telegraph
Changi Terminal 3, which cost 1.75 billion Singapore dollars to build, will incorporate a revolutionary "see-through" design, which uses lots of glass and natural light and makes it easier for passengers to find their way around without using signs.
**** Quest For Golden Glory <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?file=/2008/1/5/columnists/insightdownsouth/19911731&sec=Insight%20Down%20South>
by Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
Singapore's ministers believe that sports can help nation building, but only if there are winners.
/To me, sports is just another form of entertainment. Just like we spend money to fund SSO, MediaCorp, or the Esplanade, ultimately it is just to keep us entertained./
**** Economists Talk Down Possibility Of Technical Recession In Singapore <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/320760/1/.html>
by Rachel Kelly, Channel NewsAsia
While data from pharmaceuticals and electronics was disappointing, analysts said that they expect to see an uptick for the current three months.
**** Are You Sure You Want To Take Taxi!?!!! <http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2008/01/are-you-sure-you-want-to-take-taxi.html>
by Diary Of A Singaporean Mind
**** Not Smoking In Singapore <http://bubblescherryphoenix.blogspot.com/2008/01/not-smoking-in-singapore.html>
by Corrupt, Convert & Conquer
I can understand that Singapore has rules but this is just way too funny!
**** Singapore Automates The Dining Experience <http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9840144-1.html?part=rss&subj=Crave>
**** Singapore Deal: China Eastern In Firm Stand <http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2008/200801/20080105/article_344005.htm>
by Winny Wang, Shanghai Daily
**** Long Queue Of Taxis At Paragon... But No Queue Of Passengers <http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,152472,00.html?>
by Elysa Chen, New Paper
If some drivers are to be believed, at a time when taxi prices are going up, one thing is coming down - their earnings.
**** How Many Cabbies Actually Earning More? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/230604.asp>
by Jordan Chien Chuan-I, Today
Cabbies Are Earning More <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/230379.asp>, by Ansley Ng and Jinny Koh, Today.
**** Do We Want To Be No 1 For Population Density? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/230534.asp>
by John Lucas, Today
The financials that will come with a population of 6 million people may be sound, but the cost to the quality of life may not make that justifiable.
**** Help Needed With Higher Cost Of Living <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_193031.html>
by Gabriel Chen, Straits Times
The rising cost of living and other bread-and-butter issues were the hot topics at last night's public dialogue session to prepare for the Budget debate in March.
Retirees, civil servants and salaried workers were united in demanding that the government do more to alleviate higher transport costs and food prices.
**** Medisave, Medishield... Medi-crisis? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/230532.asp>
by Stanley Jeremiah, Today
What is required is a mindset change on the part of both employers and employees. Both must focus on the longer term.
The Healthcare Funding Gap <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2008/yax-832.htm>, by Au Yaipang, Yawning Bread.
**** The Raffles Choice <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/230611.asp>
by Lin Yanqin, Today
In what is a first for an establisehd junior college, Raffles Junior College is introducing its own school-leaving certificate, the Raffles diploma. This will be awarded to students who undergo a new programme that will see them taking advanced-level modules and building up a portfolio of research projects, on top of their A-level subjects.
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**** Everything That Makes No Sense <http://web.mac.com/johntooker/MarquiAdora/Music.html>
by Marqui Adora
Click here to listen <http://media.libsyn.com/media/marquiadora/06_Everything_That_Makes_No_Sense.mp3>.
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